Salve, nec minimo puella naso nec bello pede nec nigris ocellis nec longis digitis nec ore sicco nec sane nimis elegante lingua, decoctoris amica Formiani. ten provincia narrat esse bellam? tecum Lesbia nostra comparatur? o saeclum insapiens et infacetum!
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- by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE), no title, appears in Carmina, no. 43 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Dominick Argento (1927 - 2019) , copyright © ; composed by Dominick Argento.
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